Painting with Stamps Part Two

I enjoyed painting with stamps so much that I decided to try it again. I also wanted to make another card with the Labrador die. I first tried pairing the “Silhouette Grasses” stamp with the dog, but the grasses were just too big and out of proportion. So I pulled out “Tall Wheat” (a stamp that appears to be no longer in production).


I stamped the wheat with the new distress paints – I simply can’t get enough of these! I then applied Tumbled Glass and Forest Moss distress ink to the card. Forest Moss is the paint that I used on the bottom of the wheat stalks. I finished the card with a sentiment from the “Thanks A Bunch” set – one I’m grabbing over and over as of late.

Supplies: Hero Arts “Tall Grasses” stamp; Stampin’ Up cardstock

Home in the PNW

I was fascinated by Jana Millen’s “tree and cat in the snow” card in this post the moment I saw it. As I have a Golden Retriever, (and don’t have at cat), I decided to make a similar card with the Labrador die. And since it feels as if spring is just around the corner here in the Pacific Northwest, I created my card to reflect the spring season. You’ll notice the sky still looks as if there’s a chance of rain – well, that’s the PNW for you!

The background was stamped twice – first with the soft pool shadow ink and then with the soft granite. I shifted the stamp just a titch between the two stampings. I added distress ink to all of the die cuts just to soften them a bit. This is a big card – almost 6 1/2″ tall and 4 3/4″ wide in order to accommodate that magnificent tree!